Sinéad O’Connor at Rio Theater – February 12, 2020

Sinéad O'Connor and band performing

Sinéad O’Connor and band performing

The last live music performance I would see for almost 2 years was Sinéad O’Connor, performing in our little podunk town of Santa Cruz on February 12, 2020. This brings up multiple forms of grief. Sinéad is not going to be gracing the Rio Theater any more in this lifetime. Even at the time I was aware that seeing Sinéad was a rare opportunity – in retrospect it is much more bittersweet.

Show was very lovely, but low key. She started right at 8:00pm, and we were leaving the theater at 9:10pm. She sang with plenty of emotion, and her energy felt very clear and grounded. Sinéad and the band sounded great, and they looked like they were enjoying themselves.

The band consisted of bass and drums, two guitar players, and keyboards. The sound was full and satisfying. Sinéad had good rapport with the two guitar players, and they joined in on vocals, including one pretty a capella number. In my notes I wrote that the band is 70s style rock, a la Delany & Bonnie. Well folks, that’s all I have to say for now.

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